BC WINERY SCORES THE HIGHEST MARK IN LONDON, UK

LaStella has just received the highest mark from well-respected wine critics in London, UK – Jancis Robinson MW & Richard Hemming, prospective MW. The 2011 Maestoso ‘Solo’ Merlot, was among the highest score of wines tasted from Canada.  This past May London hosted a ‘Canada Calling’ Media tradeshow at the Canada House in Trafalgar Square…

BC Wineries Prepare for Harvest

Strong Vintage Predictions for 2015   Happy #WineWednesday – can you believe it is August?! It has been a long, warm spring and summer across BC, and this impacts the upcoming grape harvest.  Could this be one of the earliest harvests on record in BC? How are things looking so far? We checked in with…

Mike B Riesling: The Latest from Okanagan Crush Pad

Each year at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, the Sommelier of the Year is announced. Past winners have included, Kurtis Kolt (2010) Kurtis Kolt Semillon, Owen Knowlton (2011), Terry Threlfall (2012), Samantha Rahn (2013) Samantha Syrah, Mike Bernardo (2014) and Jason Yamasaki (2015). A part of this award includes participating in the Okanagan Crush Pad’s…

Celebrate Pride with Provence this Weekend

Show your #ProvencePride for a chance to win     FREE  PUBLIC TASTINGS AND SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST    To add to the celebration of diversity and the LGBT community in Vancouver, Provence Wines is hosting three FREE Provence Rosé tastings on August 2nd from 1pm-5pm (locations listed below). In addition to celebrating during Vancouver Pride, these tastings will showcase the…

Join us for the Finale to our Summer Wine Dinner Series

2nd Annual ‘Bottle Royale” Wednesday August 5, 2015   Reception: 6:30pm, Dinner: 7:00pm   Led by General Manager and expert sommelier Robert Stelmachuk, Cibo Trattoria is hosting its second annual  “Bottle Royale” comparative wine tasting dinner featuring a varied selection of 10 handpicked pours from B.C. and around the world.  The evening’s accompanying menu, carefully created by Executive Chef Faizal Kassam, boasts…

Cibo Trattoria Announces Second Annual “Bottle Royale”

Wine dinner series pits B.C. vintners against varieties from around the globe Wine connoisseurs can soon take a tasting tour of the globe’s foremost wine regions without leaving the city. Premier Italian eatery Cibo Trattoria is hosting its next edition of “Bottle Royale,” a comparative wine tasting dinner on Wednesday August 5th, 2015. A perfect night…